Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven
Devotion is a social force.
Remind yourself that God is with you and nothing can defeat you. Believe that you now receive power from Him.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
Split a piece of wood and I am there.
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.